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Al Jazeera America
Feb 4, 2014 1:00am EST
it plunged 326 points. it was the slowest level in 8 months. america's middle class, rebuilding the dream, is up next on aljazeera. i' good job, a home for your family, a better future for your children. somewhere along the way, that reality. >> paycheck to paycheck. enough? treadmill. >> to keep middle class families from falling behind. >> people are struggling today. >> their struggle is the story of today's america, a country that counts on those in the middle to lead on the path to prosperity. i am ali velshi. this show marks the beginning of al jazeera america's year-long conversation about america's middle class: rebuilding the dream. nine out of 10 americans identify themselves as already being in or aspiring to be in the middle class. and most americans agree that the middle class is in crisis, squeezed by years of job losses, rises costs and stagnant wages. over the next hour, i will introduce you to people like yourselves, people with real world pressures in their daily lives, people like the sabino family of new york, the maddox family of oregon. i will speak to ame
Al Jazeera America
Feb 16, 2014 9:00am EST
falling behind. >> people are struggling today. >> their struggle is the story of today's america, a country that counts on those in the middle to lead on the path to prosperity. i am ali velshi. this show marks the beginning of al jazeera america's year-long conversation about america's middle class: rebuilding the dream. nine out of 10 americans identify themselves as already being in or aspiring to be in the middle class. and most americans agree that the middle class is in crisis, squeezed by years of job losses, rises costs and stagnant wages. over the next hour, i will introduce you to people like yourselves, people with real world pressures in their daily lives, people like the sabino family of new york, the maddox family of oregon. i will speak to america's foremost experts that follow problems americans face. robert reich, teamster's union james hoffa suzie hormann and robert schiller. we will identify why the middle class is crucial to a thriving economy. who is in the middle class? the pressures they face and what it will take to keep the dream from slipping away from
Al Jazeera America
Jan 31, 2014 11:00pm EST
quote . today's experience regarding bolotov is prove of that, like death squads just like in latin america have appeared. >> in independence square at the height of the opposition demonstrations they read the names of the missing in hope that someone will know something and ensuring that those out of sight are not out of mind. jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kiev. >> and now, robert mcnamara, robert, what have you seen? >> well, it's kind of not like
Al Jazeera America
Feb 8, 2014 5:00pm EST
government in given the chance. he told a crowd of air force officers america is lying when it says it's friends with iran. a am jonathan betz back in an hour with more news, but "inside story" is up next. >> it's taken us a day to trek to the small village of mulatos. we are up here in the mountains, and this is where colombia's war has continued, where the government has pushed the paramilitary, and they're at war. we have come to meet a group of activists. they formed almost two decades ago, after a series of farc guerillas, working alongside the colombian military. they invited us to go into the mountains where people were displaced by a paramilitary group working in the area. >> around 50 people are going to the town of rosalee, they want to give people support there because they've been facing lots of threats. one young boy was kidnapped and a man was killed by paramilitary. colombia has one of the largest numbers of internally displaced people in the world, nearly 6 million and it's rising. fault lines is here to find unout why. this part of colombia is isolated. it's here th
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2014 4:00am EST
america? when a dialog was proposed to me on this expansive question, i immediately said, i think i will make a list. let's see -- on my list, topping the list is chicago. that's right. because it is my hometown and i know it well. and because it is one small piece in all of its outsized and crazy complexity of america itself, the city is the essential american metropolis. chicago is one of the things that are so awesomely great about america. the musical, the house and film the jungle," the blues are -- blues brothers and the film making wachowski siblings nelson auburn, whose dazzling book was called "city on the make." it once described chicago as a beautiful woman with a broken ose. he would have said the same thing about america. so great how my and there's more of course. lake michigan, the vast inland sea now under siege from ataclysmic climate change. the chicago cubs, who teaches humility and perseverance. [laughter] when ever i travel abroad, and often inside the united states, the city's name evokes a cliched response. for years it was al capone. then, refreshingly, micha
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2014 6:00am EST
economics or oil, but through education. america built the universities in beirut, in cairo, american universities in turkey, through which american educators imparted american ideas. perhaps the most influential idea was the idea ofi encouraged george bush to challenge harry reid las vegas. he did not. the pro forma sessions do not change the fact that the senate was unavailable. it was on a planned 20-day no business break. it was gone. there was no forum to be had. the constitution, in my view exclusively grants the executive , both responsibility to determine senate availability and discretion to sign temporary commissions. clause three is intended to authorize the president singly alone, to make temporary of home at -- appointments. clause three, intended to authorize the president singly to make temporary appointments. only the executive has the institutional competence to know when such appointment action is required. for his article two, section three mandate he is required. he takes an oath. he takes an oath to god to take care that the laws be faithfully executed a
Al Jazeera America
Feb 25, 2014 12:30pm EST
as instructors and sent into the low income schools in america and they are under fire. leaving some to ask if the group is more about the image than the results and spear headed by the students, it is getting attention outside of twitter. resist tfa because the students deserve more. but why now? one of the hash tags organizers is say agatha the college students need to be better informed before signing up. >> we started this because the college campuses are a recruiting grounds for the teachers. we want to students to know what they are getting into. >> tfa around for a quarter of a century and not injecting new talent and leaders to innovate inside and outside of the classrooms but the teachers are like no others. there is a sense of triumph in teaching. the children i have are my kids. i get so much satisfaction telling the parents your children are my children. >> do the sentiments of that teacher represent the group as a whole? well, or has the organization lost touch in the rest of the mission. to help sort this out, jack snyder, and professor at the college of the holy cross. we hav
Al Jazeera America
Feb 25, 2014 2:30am EST
for america is a program designed to revolutionize how kids in low-income areas are taught. the question tonight is where to its mission. ♪ >> our digital producer, wajahat ali is here, bringing in all of your live feedback. % >> this has overwhelmed us. >> it takes a lot for you to be overwhelmed by the way. >> yeah, because there has been so much online engagement that i will try my best to honor it. and we have christina who tweeted in . . . and our stub page has this huge page going back and forth. here is a comment from chad . . . on the flip side, ginger says . . . here is a critic . . . and the last one, eric says . . . >> we got a lot to talk about. this hashtag recently come come -- dominated twitter. since 1990 the program has trained young college grads as full-time instructors. they are sent into the more challenged districts in in the nation. but some are left to ask if the group is more about image than results. resist tfa tweets like these are getting attention. one says . . . but why now? one of the hashtag's organizers says college students need to be up. >> we started
Al Jazeera America
Feb 27, 2014 4:00am EST
for food and water. >> those are the headlines. "america tonight" coming up next. i'm thomas drayton in new york. but this is one for a lot of different record books and worries for what's ahead. >> when the ice comes up, if it comes out of the banks and it pushes up on the banks, anything in its way, it will push it out of the way. >> a new face-off ukraine. new clashes and questions about neighbor russia's military mov s moves. a bunch of amateurs. aging america: the village that nodes no bounds. meet two generations of seniors just learning how to get old. other. i think all of us are a little afraid of being up and downpanderd to. i hate people who take my elbow and try to help me across the street because i have white hair. i want to say, sonny, cut that out. ♪ >>> good evening. thanks for joining us. i am joie chen. this is still weinter butwith more artic air blowing south. it is become unbearable. it's creating a new threat. the problem is those fantastic skull structural ice forms on frozen rivers and lakes across north and what happens when they eventually melt? america tonight
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2014 7:00pm EST
of america's greatest generation will be buried at arlington national cemetery. william t. mcgee, tom, as he is known, was an american and cincinnatiian we can all be proud of. he was awarded the distinguished flying cross, two bronze stars, and two presidential unit citations during his service in world war ii. serving aboard a b-24 liberator, his plane was shot down over enemy terer to and he survived 10 days in enemy territory before returning to the fight. mr. when strup: later with a different crew, he landed a bomber after the pilot and co-pilot were killed by enemy fire. tom came home to cincinnati where he lived the rest of his life, devoted to his family, work, and community. tom's legacy of serving his nation inspired three children and two grandchildren to serve in conflicts ranging from vietnam to iraq and afghanistan. thank you, lieutenant magee. a grateful nation absolutes you. rest in peace. rest in peace. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from indiana seek recognition? >> i request unanimous co
CSPAN
Feb 17, 2014 12:34am EST
. it took another four years to world war ii before the american navy looked its thirst for energy. america's growing post war coincided with the collapse of the british and french empires in the middle east. the process to which america replaced the former colonial powers took place in a short period of time. you can announce it from the truman doctrine in 1947 to the suez crisis in 1936. coincided with the advent of the cold war in the middle east. just as britain and france back the 1850s joined to stave off russian encroachments on the crimea in the middle east, so, too, the united states a century labor to prevent soviet encroachments in the middle east. ut the lines were never completely and fully drawn. algeria, syria, yemen, liberia. lagger heads. ometimes the saudis were at logger heads with jordan. arab-israeli project cut cross these lines though in theory it was a proxy war with the united states and the soviet union. united states supporting israel. pitted aent points, it pro american israel versus a pro american jordan and saudi arabia. lines were not completely drawn. and yet
Al Jazeera America
Feb 9, 2014 5:00pm EST
on the "the ed sullivan show," and broke a record of 73 million viewers. >> those are the headlines. "america tonight" weekend is next. i'll be back in an hour with more news. >> good evening. you're watching moot "america tonight." the weekend edition. it's a series of dotted linings, the extension to the keystone pipeline is something of a line in the sand. it would ease the flow of waters from the canadian tar sands to the u.s. coast. the pim line had a -- pipeline had a boost when a report was released about its environmental impact. "america tonight"'s sara hoy found the debate is not about future risks, but the damage already done. >> i lost my sister in 2003. she was 17. my mother was 50. we lost her in 2009. my grandmother we lost in 2010. >> cause of the death - cancer. is there a history of cancer in your family? >> no. these three losses were a shock to the family. we have a history of high blood pressure, but not like that, no. >> troy was brorn and raised in -- born and raised in texas. the sleepy city is surrounded by a large concentration of oil refineries in america. in the ci
Al Jazeera America
Feb 23, 2014 12:00am EST
of the hardest his was pantana. >> "america tonight" starts right now. >> >> good evening, thanks for joining us for "america tonight", the weekend edition. 'm joie chen. we begin with a city by the bay and a noxious neighbour. the city by the bay and a gree threat. >> we are introduced to richmond california. >> there was a big boom. and i got scared. i got really scared. then i saw the fire, a big fireball go up in the air. house. >> on august 6, 2012, courtney cummings and her family were in her front yard when a massive fire erupted at the chevron refinery, six blocks away. the smoke and fall out sent more than 16,000 residents to area hospitals with respiratory problems. investigators later discovered a severe pipe corrosion caused a rupture that sparked a blaze and chevron's inspectors warned the company to replace the ageing pipes. richmond lies across the bay from san francisco's glittering info tech boom, a city yoked by heavy industry. where the petrochemical containers are hard to mix. it's a battle ground between an industry and a crusading mayor. >> gail is the mayor, elected in 200
Al Jazeera America
Feb 13, 2014 4:00am EST
of women dying of breast cancer. those are the headlines. i'm thomas drayton. >> on "america tonight," the ice, the snow, the flooding. extreme weather of every kind. why all of this could be our our new normal. >> the next 48 hours will be tough in the carolinases. >> extreme whether is too common and frequent. >> also, from upstart performer to a raft of corruption convictions. in a city well-known for political implosion, the verdict against the new orleans former mayor rocks the biggeesy. >> the behaviour doesn't reflect the heart and sole of the people of new orleans. the rest of the nation knows that. >> from the sea a delicacy and aphrodisiac is kicked out of china. what it could mean for an american community that counts on it. >> there is a lot of reading done into the prosecutors remarks and the defense attorneys remarks. one of the things brought up is whether or not this young man had any kind of weapons, a gun or anything else in the vehicle. do they know for sure? >> you have the defense saying one thing, prosecution another. the police did not find a weapon, we heard t
Al Jazeera America
Feb 10, 2014 1:30am EST
and al jazeera america is doing just that. i'm phil torres here to talk about innovations that can change lives. we're going to explore the intersection of hardware and humanity and doing it in a unique way. this is a show about science by scientists. let's check out our team of hard core nerds. dr. shini somara, life and death in the or, one woman in desperate need of a transplant. will the donor lung arrive before it's too late? marita davidson is a biologist specializing in ecologist and evolution. tonight, swimming with sharks and a shark robot that will one day protect these fascinating creatures. i'm phil torres, i'm an entomologist exploring spiders in the rain forests of peru. now let's do some science. ♪ >> hi guys, i'm phil torres, welcome to a very special episode of "techknow." we're getting revolutionary access to technology, a revolution story, dr. shini somara to tell it. >> it is one of the most interesting things i've ever done in my life. changed my idea, machines replacing human bodies, essentially. take a look. >> breathing. it usually happens so naturally, mo
Al Jazeera America
Feb 8, 2014 12:30pm EST
,000 people off from their water. i'm morgan radford for al jazeera america. thanks for watching. "the stream" is up next. supply, plan b can be firing squads, gas chambers or electric chairs. >> lisa fletcher is out. we have our digital dj here with the feed back. we get the most light-hearted topics - first abortion, and now the death penalty. >> all before the weekend. >> this is the third real topic in america, you can't mention it without debate. i am sure the online community is heating up. >> it is. methods. we have colin on facebook saying: >> every sunday night, join us for exclusive, revealing and surprising talks, with the most interesting people of our time. >> i've always been a huge fan of space >> the world's not enough for you... >> he's creating an environment where the greatest minds... >> i don't care where you went to school, what you've ever done before... >> ...can invent , profit, and change the world. prizes could spur innovation in extrodanary ways... >> ex prize founder, peter diamandis talk to al jazeea on al jazeera america >> 2002 this was d.n.a. evidence matchi
Al Jazeera America
Feb 20, 2014 5:30pm EST
america. we understand that every news story begins and ends with people. >> the efforts are focused on rescuing stranded residents. >> we pursue that story beyond the headline, pass the spokesperson, to the streets. >> thousands of riot police deployed across the capital. >> we put all of our global resources behind every story. >> it is a scene of utter devastation. >> and follow it no matter where it leads - all the way to you. al jazeera america, take a new look at news. >> al jazeera america is a straight-forward news channel. >> its the most exciting thing to happen to american journalism in decades. >> we believe in digging deep. >> its unbiased, fact-based, in-depth journalism. >> you give them the facts, dispense with the fluff and get straight to the point. >> i'm on the ground every day finding stories that matter to you. >> in new orleans... >> seattle bureau... >> washington... >> detroit... >> chicago... >> nashville... >> los angeles... >> san francisco... >> al jazeera america, take a new look at news. >> as the war plays out in force in colombia, the government is tr
Al Jazeera America
Feb 2, 2014 5:00pm EST
afternoon. america tonight week send up next. of course more stories online at al jazeera.com. >> we begin with a storey that divided a community. a student body is missing outside on an educator after he was forced to resign after marrying another man. this raises questions about the doctrine of the catholic church. sheila macvicar with mr z in his first television interview. >> mark and david are a couple who are very much in love, they were legally married last july in washington state. same-sex marriage was legalized there a year ago. it was their marriage that job. >> i don't feel like i have done anything wrong. i married the love of my life. it is legal in the state of washington and it's important. i want to be married and have my faith and believe in god. i'm catholic and pray to got every day. >> he worked here at east side catholic school in a suburb east of seattle. he was a really-respected vice president and popular swim coach. in his first national tv interview he told us school administrators and colleagues knew he was gay and that he lived with his partner. it was a clath
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2014 10:30pm EST
will address topics concerning america's future role in the middle east along with cutting-edge resource -- research on israel's regional partners. first and foremost please join me in welcoming ambassador oren. [applause] second before i turn the podium to him jimmy and thanking speaking out-of-the-box thinkers the founding donor for a new center at the atlantic counsel american center. it was also her idea to pioneer the idea of ambassadors in residence at the council and she has supported two of them could pressure marshall at her center and michael oren at the scowcroft center. she couldn't be here today but she center greetings. and finally thanks to the brent scowcroft center who supportedism -- the investors work at his time here. there are far too many people in this audience to call attention to all of them. we have ambassador senior officials from the u.s. government, officials for many the embassies around town. thank you so much all for being here. so now to the program ambassador oren will kick us off with some opening remarks after which a couple of initial questions and th
Al Jazeera America
Feb 18, 2014 4:00am EST
. those are the headlines and i'm thomas drayden. on america tonight a jury's decision and anger that remains. >> until we get the type of justice that we deserve. >> reporter: the florida gunman who said he was forced to stand his ground and the lingering doubt the shooting of an unarmed teen was really a case of self-defense. also tonight fighting for air. >> no power of the people because the power of the people don't stop. >> reporter: on the other side of the bank are people of the toxic city, the wrong complexion for environmental protection and remembering to heal and veterans on a mission to restore the past and can also mend the wounds that haunt them in the present. and good evening and thanks for being with us, i'm joie chan, a verdict who fails to find the shooter guilty of murder and the case against michael dunn who killed jordan davis couldn't agree if he was guilty leading to a mistrial on the most serious count and prosecutors promised to retry dunn for his death it has rated heated debate about racial profiling, self-defense and justice in america and america
Al Jazeera America
Feb 1, 2014 3:30am EST
earned by americas was flat, no growth and their savings rate fell as well. that has some worrying that 2014. it is yet another reason this is going to be an interesting year. though there is plenty of uncertainty in the world markets the recent selloff is an opportunity to get into certain asset classes. usaa investment solutions, bernie leads a team that heads a $16 billion investment. what should i make out of this selloff? >> it started i think with the extremely cold weather that has really hampered retailers and led to some poor results. that should right itself, obviously. but with some of the concern over the emerging markets caused by the taper i think that's washed over a little bit over the u.s. but i think this correction should probe'probably be short -- probably be short-lived as this economy is improving. >> let me ask you this. you have looked at this as many smart investors do on the opportunity side. you think this turmoil on emerging markets and driving the u.s. investors is an opportunity for some of my viewers. >> yeah, absolutely. first, we invest assets globa
Al Jazeera America
Feb 7, 2014 9:00am EST
america al jazeera america. we understand that every news story begins and ends with people. >> the efforts are focused on rescuing stranded residents. >> we pursue that story beyond the headline, pass the spokesperson, to the streets. >> thousands of riot police deployed across the capital. >> we put all of our global resources behind every story. >> it is a scene of utter devastation. >> and follow it no matter where it leads - all the way to you. al jazeera america, take a new look at news. al jazeera america. we open up your world. >> here on america tonight, an opportunity for all of america to be heard. >> our shows explore the issues that shape our lives. >> new questions are raised about the american intervention. >> from unexpected viewpoints to live changing innovations, dollars and cents to powerful storytelling. >> we are at a tipping point in america's history! >> al jazeera america. there's more to it. >> revolutions are defined by courage and strength against the most insurmountable odds. but the costs are unbelievably high. the short subject, karama has no wa
Al Jazeera America
Feb 7, 2014 9:00pm EST
are the headlines. "america tonight" with joie chen is up next. you can check out our website at aljazeera.com. >> on "america tonight." from the city to the suburbs. tracking the deadly drug that killed oscar winner philip seymour hoffman. ahead, an in-depth look to the highway to heroin. >> for the past year and a half to two years, maybe one person a day on long island. >> brutality inside america's biggest jail. tonight, more to it. >>> and the four young guys who made the nation of girls scream. beatle mania, 50 years later. >> new york was jumpin'. and we were jumpin' because we had landed in new york and we were in america. there was nothing more far out than that! >> good evening, thank you for joining us. joie chen is on assignment. i'm josh rushing. oscar winning actor philip seymour hoffman was laid to rest, the ceremony was private. but his death apparently over heroine, has sparked unrest, over the heart of the problem which lies in a place that has a long dark history with heroin. the city where hoffman died, there in new york city, the drug is cheaper than anywhere else. acc
Al Jazeera America
Feb 16, 2014 5:00pm EST
silver and eight bronze. >> i'm jonathan betz, i'll be back in an hour with more news. "america tonight" weekend is up next. you can find us online, go to al jazeera america. gooech and thanks for -- good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm joie chen, and you're watching "america tonight," the weekend edition. we start with california, running dry. the northern part of the state is seeing some showers, it won't be enough to help the state-wide drought emergency. it could pour for the rest of the year and it wouldn't be enough. the before and after pictures from above shows how severe the situation is. snow-covered peaks are brown bare mountain tops. what a difference a year can make. this weekend president obama is spending the week in california to meet with farmers in the hartland, offering 160 million in relief aid. as "america tonight"'s chris brewery reports, the lack of hydration is forcing ranchers to make tough choices. >> for frank, the most devastating drought in memory means hard choices. >> his grandfather started the farm, but now he is calling a family meeting a
Al Jazeera America
Feb 24, 2014 3:00pm EST
america presents: killing the messenger. >> aging america... the sacrifice growing children endure, to care for their parents >> i left my job as a lawyer... >> best ways to cope... my husband was like a single father... >> my mother said: "take care of dad" on al jazeera america >> you're watching, al jazeera america presents: killing the messenger. >> in the case of iraq, we've seen more of our colleagues locally killed. they live there. the front line, if you'd like, is- is outside their front door. >> in recent and ongoing conflicts like iraq and afghanistan, the- the highest death toll, if you'd like is indigenous journalists, particularly in the case of iraq. we've lost colleagues who were local journalists, filming alongside or close to insurgents. >> on the battlefield, in the heat of the moment, someone who- who looks different from the model of a foreign correspondent is even more at risk. because even if he is carrying a camera, even if he is carrying a tripod, the assumption seems to be that they could be hostile. what happened in 2007 to the two reuter's journalists in
Al Jazeera America
Feb 12, 2014 4:00am EST
. >> those are the headlines, i'm not thomas drayton in new york. "america tonight" coming up next the the latest news online at aljazeera.com. to stand his ground. >> he said he's threatened. and i said you're not going to kill me, and i shot him. >> and president obama said that crisis could destabilize the region. >> we have a horrendous situation on the ground in syria. >> and bad bite. chemica chemicals in some of your favorite foods that are banned almost every everywhere else in the world. >> good evening, thank you for being with us, i'm joie chen. in his effort to make his own case, the man accused of killing an unarmed teenager outside of a jacksonville convenience store took the stand. it echoes george zimmerman and trayvon martin, with some distinct differences. zimmerman did not testify in his own trial. but on the stand, dunn said that he shot the teenager because he had no choice. the confrontation escalated to life. >> after hearing the something something cracker i heard, i should [ bleep ] kill hem. and not only is he escaping screaming, and not only is he sayi
Al Jazeera America
Feb 4, 2014 3:00pm EST
. otherwise you can't do it. >> we risk our life to get a story. it was worth it. >> al jazeera america is a straight-forward news channel. >> its the most exciting thing to happen to american journalism in decades. >> we believe in digging deep. >> its unbiased, fact-based, in-depth journalism. >> you give them the facts, dispense with the fluff and get straight to the point. >> i'm on the ground every day finding stories that matter to you. >> in new orleans... >> seattle bureau... >> washington... >> detroit... >> chicago... >> nashville... >> los angeles... >> san francisco... >> al jazeera america, take a new look at news. al jazeera america. we understand that every news story begins and ends with people. >> the efforts are focused on rescuing stranded residents. >> we pursue that story beyond the headline, pass the spokesperson, to the streets. >> thousands of riot police deployed across the capital. >> we put all of our global resources behind every story. >> it is a scene of utter devastation. >> and follow it no matter where it leads - all the way to you. al jazeera america, t
Al Jazeera America
Feb 8, 2014 2:30am EST
topic in america, you can't mention it without debate. i am sure the online community is heating up. >> it is. not just about the different methods. we have colin on facebook saying: of course for those of you at home, we want you to be part of the conversation tonight. and we want you to go to the website. if you go to it, you can download the second app for the show. you can download it on your phone as well. basically, here you can take quizzes, and you can interact with other users and compete with them for points and get behind the scenes looks at the topics that we're covering. so it's a way to interact with our show. and if you can't download it. go to aljazeera.com/ajam stream. >> should knows condemned to death be forced to face the firing squad? the death penalty is legal in 30 states, with literally 3,000 waiting on death row. since 1996, the u.s. has carried out 4,000 executions. it's humane, the majority of people facing capitol punishment. the manufacturers of the judge say that objections over capital punishment and some are using alternatives. florida used a two-drug
Al Jazeera America
Feb 26, 2014 4:00am EST
are the headlines - "america tonight" is next. i'm thomas drayton in new york. >>> on "america tonight," peril lies the medical mystery alarming parents. >> i saw her left hand mid grasp stop working. >> and puzzling doctors. >> our suspicion is that this is a virus, but that's unproven. >> a polio-like illness playing children leaving little hope of recovery. also tonight, it's considered one of the most dangerous jobs in america. caring for the elderly. in our special series aging america, a closer look at the courageous caretakers who aren't often well taken care of themselves. >> they want to pay you $5 an hour and they want to you work 10, 12 hours a day. >> and taking back the street. art, new orleans neighbors rain down on the thieves who tried to take their bank see . >>> good everything, thanks for joining us, i am adam may, joie chen is on assignment a misterly ailment is battling doctor in california. the symptoms are a lot like polio a disease that has not been seen in the u.s. for more than 35 years, "america tonight's" sheila macvicar has the story. >> reporter: sophia is now four yea
Al Jazeera America
Feb 15, 2014 1:00am EST
. >> coming up. who truly settled america? and finding the oldest star in the universe. we tell you why countless scientists are over the moon. and hermella aregawi, what's trending? >> congress is trying to pass a ban against shution sugary drinks. join both my parents are journalists. my grandfathers are journalists. it's just something that's in the blood. there are so many stories out there that need to be told. we want to go in to the trenches, we want to go in the corners that are less looked at. everyone at al jazeera america is dedicated to tell the story the best way that it can be told. al jazeera america gives you the total news experience anytime, anywhere. more on every screen. digital, mobile, social. visit aljazeera.com. follow @ajam on twitter. and like aljazeera america on facebook for more stories, more access, more conversations. so you don't just stay on top of the news, go deeper and get more perspectives on every issue. al jazeera america. >> scientists have made a genetic discovery. the remains of a child were found in the oldest-known burial place in north americ
Al Jazeera America
Feb 3, 2014 7:00pm EST
is not enough to keep middle class families from falling behind. their struggle is the story of today's america. a country that counts on those in the middle to lead on the path to prosperity. >> i'm ali velshi, this show marks the begin of al jazeera's discussion of rebuilding the middle class. most americans agree that the middle class is in crisis, squeezed by years of job losses, rising costs, and stagnant wages. over the next hour, i'll introduce you to people like your selves. people like the family in new york, the family of oregon, i'll also speak to america mes foremost experts who follow the problems that the middle class face. together we'll identify why the middle class is crucial to a thriving economy. who is in the middle class. the pressures they face, and what it will take to keep the dream from slipping away from millions of americans. while 90% of americans aspire to be in the middle class, when you dig deeper only 44% of americans today say they belong to the middle class, and that's down from 2008 when the recession hit. while there's no accepted definition of what the middl
CSPAN
Feb 21, 2014 8:00pm EST
debate what is so great about america. lectures aboutor the history of corruption in the state. the the national annual governors association winter meeting in washington. the all new c-span.org website is now mobile friendly. that means you can access our of americanoverage history where you want, when you want, and how you want. responsive design froms to fit any screen, your laptop, tablet, or smartphone prayers. -- smartphone. c-span's live coverage of washington and you can search our library whenever and wherever you want. it makes it easy for you to keep an i on what is happening in washington. coming up next, a debate from liberal activists bill ayers and conservative author dinesh d'souza. first, an article in "the on mr. to examiner" sousa. the fbi about what led to the investigation and the history of fbi's history of campaign filing. you can read this on the washington examiner website. examiner.com. next, dinesh d'souza and bill ayers debating the question, what is so great about america? the debate was held at dartmouth, which in new hampshire. is two hours. >> go
Al Jazeera America
Feb 23, 2014 11:30am EST
to the 50s, between the c.i.a. and some of the most influential media outlets in america. >> more than 400 journalists carried out assignments for the c.i.a. during the cold war and reporters shared their notebooks and editors shared their staff, including the new york times and send a dozen or so under cover reporters to provide assistance to the agency. >> back in 1967 the post disclosed that the c.i.a. had been paying a million dollars over five years to the newspaper, the union of the reporters editors and others then in the 70s, the karl bernsteen piece and the top reporter at the times wrote a book about the times and c.i.a. connections and so things don't change over time. i hate to beat jill up, she's now the executive editor of the new york times and where was shee in the early 2000s and bureau chief in washington where judy miller was working for her and weapons of mass destruction, and mushroom clouds and everything else and promoted for that. they continue to bubble to the top and then you have conflicts of interest, well, hello, not much hope that the press, the main stream pr
Al Jazeera America
Feb 25, 2014 4:00am EST
york. "america tonight" is next. you can get the latest news online at jom are. -- at aljazeera.com. . >> on "america tonight", breaking the pipeline offel chapo. >> the street members are the amway army used. >> also, pigs, pea cocks, well dressed shrubbery. ukrainians expose the excesses of their president, and charge him with mass murder. and the silent army shouldering a heavy burden. the special serious "ageing america", with a look at those who take up the challenge of parenting their parents. >> you were working as a lawyer. how could you do your job and look after the needs of your father? >> i left my job? a. he's been one of america's most wanted men. a high-value target on the order of osama bin laden and now the arrest of king within joaquin el chop owe guzman. already his lawyers in mexico are fighting any attempt to have him face justice in the united states. ironically in 1930 chicago, al copone was public enemy number one, and today that title belongs to el chop owe who made the center of his multi billion dollars operation in the u.s. in the windy city as well .
Al Jazeera America
Feb 14, 2014 9:00pm EST
of 2011. "america tonight" with joie chen is up next, you can always check out our website at aljazeera.com. >> on "america tonight": did he have to stand his ground? the florida gunman accused of killing an unarmed teenager awaits a jury's decision. >>> also tonight. >>> he plowed into the back of me which pushed me right into the bmw. >> the digout begins, after the wait for another round of winter. >>> and on this valentine's day, expert advice nor the online foe dating game. a word of warning, your profile you probably got it all wrong. >> you tend to take something disagreeable. you like skiing? i like skiing. you like pizza, i like pizza. you have two eyes, i have two eyes, we should totally go out. >> and good evening, thanks for being with us, i'm joie chen. headed into what might otherwise be a relaxed holiday weekend in florida there is instead tension over a closely watched court case with strong echoes of the controversial trayvon martin decision and some concern the verdict in this case might produce a similar an wished angd response. michael dunn, over an argument, he had
Al Jazeera America
Jan 31, 2014 9:00pm EST
the latest news on aljazeera.com. >> ton "america tonight": a bridge bomb shill, chris christie to the gw bridge scandal and how will what the governor knew raise the stakes on his political future? >> i had no knowledge or involvement in this issue. in its planning or its execution. >> on "america tonight," convicted but unconvincing. an italian court says amanda knox should go back to court for the murder of her roommate. >> definitely not going back willingly. they'll have to catch me and pull me back kicking and screaming. >> and nachos, check. keg tap, check, thousand dollar stadium seats, no thanks. why fans doing game dane economics may be opting to stay home. good evening and thanks for being with us. i'm joie chen. we begin tonight with what could prove to be a political bombshell, what might threaten chris christie's political aspirations. what is evidence to connect him to the gw bridge scandal. the bridge, the biggest vehicle bridge, shut down for four days in september it turns out on orders from governor christie's top staff. now in a letter obtained by the new york times th
Al Jazeera America
Feb 8, 2014 12:00am EST
, america tonight is up next on al jazeera. day on long island. >> brutality inside america's biggest jail. tonight, more to it. >>> and the four young guys who made the nation of girls scream. beatle mania, 50 years later. >> new york was jumpin'. and we were jumpin' because we had landed in new york and we were in america. there was nothing more far out than that! >> good evening, thank you for joining us. joie chen is on assignment. i'm josh rushing. oscar winning actor philip seymour hoffman was laid to rest, the ceremony was private. but his death apparently over heroine, has sparked unrest, over the heart of the problem which lies in a place that has a long dark history with heroin. the city where hoffman died, there in new york city, the drug is cheaper than anywhere else. according to the new york daily news you can buy 100 packets of american for $400. basically four bucks a bag. that's where "america tonight"'s christof putzel went to get the answer to the questions, what's behind the heroin spike. >> the city of new york has a heroin problem. heroin related deaths have increased
PBS
Feb 7, 2014 2:30pm PST
>> this is "bbc world news america." >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, charles schwab, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business, offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and meter corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." get theing ceremonies olympics off to an impressive start. but do the terrorist threats overshadow the games? and the first evacuations allowed and beseech syrian city of homs offer temporary relief. and it was exactly 50 years ago that the beatles invaded america. we look back at the weekend at rocked the music world. welcome to "world news america." in an opening ceremony that was nothing short of spectacular, the winter look it's officially kicked off in search you, diverting attent
Al Jazeera America
Feb 4, 2014 12:00am EST
against the protesters. those are the headlines. "america tonight" is up next. get the latest headlines on our website. >> on america tonight, our in depth look at crime and punishment takes us inside america's biggest and stuffest yale. is justice being served here? >> his highs were black and blue and shut closed for a month and his ankle was broken in four different places. >> that's not punishment. >> that's brutality. a sub sushan high, why it's among users you would least expect. the brothers, their brew and a buzz. the little micro brewery launched with a lot of faith and prayer. >> the first bruisery in our order outside of europe. good evening. thanks for being with us. i am joie chen. it is said a society can be judged knot by how it treats the best but it's most unfortunate of the. consider the report, the los angeles county jail system. critics say it is one of the worst, a place where discipline has been enforced and excessively enforced, some say, with an iron hand. in the first of a 4-part in depth series on crime and punishment, "america tonight's" michael oku goes insid
street and it can't happen here which is still part of the political landscape of america. and an many of you know h.l. mencken but you probably don't know that he was the most influential liberal of the 1920s. you don't know this because in the 30s he was enormously hostile to fdr and -- in the 1920s no one, i say no one was more influential among liberal thinkers and young advanced thinkers on the campus, today's equivalent of the creative class, no one was more influential than h.l. mencken. like communism and fascism modern liberalism was of vanguard movement born of a new class of publicly self-conscious intellectuals. let me repeat that because it may sound odd. like communism modern liberalism was the vanguard movement born of a new class of publicly self-conscious in collectibles. i am not to justin liberals are fascists, communists, none of the above, i am saying there are a great many similarities and vanguard intellectuals. critical of mass democracy and middle-class capitalism liberals despise the individual businessman's pursuit of profit and conventional individual's self
Al Jazeera America
Feb 27, 2014 12:00am EST
mov s moves. a bunch of amateurs. aging america: the village that nodes no bounds. meet two generations of seniors just learning how to get old. other. i think all of us are a little afraid of being up and downpanderd to. i hate people who take my elbow and try to help me across the street because i have white hair. i want to say, sonny, cut that out. ♪ >>> good evening. thanks for joining us. i am joie chen. this is still weinter butwith more artic air blowing south. it is become unbearable. it's creating a new threat. the problem is those fantastic skull structural ice forms on frozen rivers and lakes across north and what happens when they eventually melt? america tonight" on why it is a buildup to trouble. >> this is the coldest, the most snow we ever had since years when i was a kid. >> whether it's getting colder or warming up, people all over the united states can't seem to cash a break from the bad weather. >> some are making the best of their frigid situation. for others, the only break they are getting is coming in the form of breaking ice. >> this ice, when it b
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2014 10:09pm EST
respecting and valuing the tradition that is americas. >> a few months ago in the materials of war it went up. above the clamor of heavy cranes along a thousand docks warships awaited corvus held up by the labor shortage the call persisted, that was the call for help at going in the detroit area when women began to respond. anything within their strength that man could do for uncle sam. listen to the wings overhead. your sisters are singing. it is the song of women, american women on the warpath. next fred siegel talks about his book the revolt against the masses how liberalism has undermined the middle class. mr. siegel is a history professor at the cooper union for the advancements of science and art in new york city. this is an hour. [applause] >> thank you. if you don't mind i'm going to sit rather than go to the podium. i've had a few health problems and i would just as soon not test myself. thank you for coming tonight. in thinking about the problem of liberalism i have to start off with a simple problem. most people including most people who think they have studied the subject have a v
Al Jazeera America
Feb 2, 2014 12:00am EST
in the name of equality. >> "america tonight" correspondent sheila macvicar will follow up. we are looking ahead to next week. punishment. >> started hearing "stop resisting, stop resisting", i yelled out, "i'm in handcuffs", and someone smashed my face to cracking. >> a west coast sheriff's department mired in controversy. allegations of brutality in l.a. county. an investigation in crime and punishment - next week. >> after the break this hour, the other america. and the pursuit of the american dream - can it still exist. our "america tonight" series continues next. >> no doubt about it, innovation changes our lives. opening doors ... opening possibilities. taking the impossible from lab ... to life. on techknow, our scientists bring you a sneak-peak of the future, and take you behind the scenes at our evolving world. techknow - ideas, invention, life. on al jazeera america >> every sunday night aljazeera america presents eye opening documentaries. they are impartial... >> if you wanted to be a good journalist in iraq, you have to risk your life... >> they observe. and report... >> kidna
PBS
Feb 1, 2014 4:00pm PST
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